traveling on behalf of
Scouting in the Nineteen-Twenties
From: "B.-P." in Winston S. Churchill,
Great Contemporaries, 1932
Churchill writes about the life of B-P:
THE THREE most famous generals I have
known in my life won no great battles over the
foreign foe. Yet their names, which all begin with a
B, are household words. They are General Booth,
General Botha and General Baden-Powell To General
Booth we owe the Salvation Army; to General Botha,
United South Africa; and to General Baden-Powell, the
Boy Scout Movement.
In this uncertain world one cannot be sure of much.
But it seems probable that one or two hundred years
hence, or it may be more, these three monuments that
we have seen set up in our lifetime will still
proclaim the fame of their founders, not in the
silent testimony of bronze or stone, but as
institutions guiding and shaping the lives and
thoughts of men.
"B.-P." in Winston S.
Churchill, Great Contemporaries, 1932
Your feedback, comments and suggestions are appreciated.
Please write to: Lewis P. Orans
© Lewis P. Orans, 1997
Last Modified: 10:30 PM on May 16, 1997